Blind-Baking a Pie Crust

  1. Prick crust all over with a fork
  2. Freeze pan until solid, about 20 minutes
  3. Lightly coat aluminum foil with butter or nonstick spray and press tightly to crust
  4. Bake 20 minutes at 400°F
  5. Carefully remove foil. Patch with dough scraps, if necessary
  6. Bake 10–12 minutes until light to deep gold

Stolen from Smitten Kitchen's method in her interpretation of the Triple Coconut Cream Pie.